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Reuben Bunnell

Male 1765 - 1853  (87 years)


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  • Name Reuben Bunnell 
    Born 24 December 1765  Derby, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 January 1853  Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 2 February 1853  St. Peters Episcopal Cemetery, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1790 Federal Census. Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut
      Roll M637_1, page 98
      Family of Ruben Bunnell
      1 male 16 and over [Reuben]
      2 females [Sarah & Lovinia]

      1800 Federal Census. Oxford, New Haven County, Connecticut
      Roll 2, page 249
      Family of Reuben Bunnell
      2 males under 10 [Charles & Horace]
      1 male 26-44 [Reuben]
      2 females under 10 [Ruth & Clara]
      1 female 10-15 [Lovinia]
      1 female 26-44 [Sarah]

      1810 Federal Census. Oxford, New Haven County, Connecticut
      Roll 2, page 539
      Family of R. Bunnell
      2 males 16-25 [Charles & Horace]
      1 male 45 and over [Reuben]
      2 females 10-25 [Ruth & Clara]
      1 female 26-44 [Sarah]

      1820 Federal Census. Oxford, New Haven County, Connecticut
      Roll M33_3, page 37
      Family of Ruben Bunnell
      1 male 45 and over [Reuben]
      1 female 16-25 [Clara]
      1 female 45 and over [Sarah]

      1830 Federal Census. Oxford, New Haven County, Connecticut
      Roll M19-9, page 263
      Family of Reuben Bunnell
      1 male 60-69 [Reuben]
      1 female 60-69 [Sarah]

      1840 Federal Census. Oxford, New Haven County, Connecticut
      Roll 28, page 338
      Family of Reuben Bunnell
      1 male 70-79 [Reuben]
      1 female 70-79 [Sarah]
      Neighbors on the census: Lucius Fuller, Reuben Bunnell, John L. Fairchild, Eli Bassett, Ethel Blackman, Jason Skeels, Thomas Spence.

      1850 Federal Census. Oxford, New Haven County, Connecticut
      Roll M432_46, page 371
      Reuben Bunnell, 83, farmer, $400 real estate
      Sarah Bunnell, 83
      Miles Loveland, 73, a farmer, and Maria Loveland, 55, live in the same dwelling. Everyone was born in Connecticut.

      From William R. Austin’s The Bunnell/Bonnell Family in America, 2nd edition, page 203:
      “He married Sarah Sackett, daughter of Jonathan Sackett. She was born about 1767 . . . (Reuben appears in the 1790 census in Derby, That part of Derby was incorporated in the new town of Oxford, New Haven County in 1798 and there he spent the rest of his life.
      “According to the History of Christ Church, Quaker Farms, in Oxford, Ct, Reuben was made Chorister (to set the psalm) of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford in 1788, Clerk in 1812, and Treasurer in 1817. He was Senior Warden of the church for 35 years. His wife died 6 September 1851, and he died 2 February 1853, both at Oxford, New Haven County, Connecticut. both were buried in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Cemetery in Oxford.
      “Reuben’s will, probated in Oxford, reads: ‘I, Reuben Bunnell, will that the barn standing on my homelot, belonging to John L. Fairchild, shall remain his.
      ‘I will that al my household furniture be equally divided between my daughters, Ruth Ann Hodge and Clara Fairchild.
      ‘I give to my four grandchildren, children of my son Horace, deceased. $20, and $20 to my granddaughter, Lavinia Bunnell.
      ‘I will that the remainder of my estate be equally divided between my four children, namely: Lavinia Hitchcock decd, Ruth Ann Hodge, Clara Fairchild and Charles Bunnell.’”

      St. Peters Episcopal Cemetery
      There’s a broken monument in the cemetery.
      Reuben Bunnell / died / Jan. 31, 1853 / Æ 87
      Sarah, his wife / died / Sept. [day] 1851
      [broken part] Æ 81
      Horace. died Nov. [day] 1848 / Æ 58
      Levina Hitchcock / died May 1, 1850 Æ 61.
      Children of Reuben & Sarah Bunnell. [2]
    Person ID I92187  Schirado
    Last Modified 23 August 2015 

    Father Benjamin Bunnell,   b. 7 March 1731, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 November 1770, Derby, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Ruth Smith,   b. say 1734,   d. 1809, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 10 October 1752  Derby, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Benjamin Bunnel, Jr, m. Ruth Smith, both of Derby, married by Rev. Jonathan Lyman
    Family ID F52793  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Sarah Sackett,   b. about 1767, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 September 1851, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married about 1787 
    Children 
    +1. Lovina Bunnell,   b. 22 November 1788, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1850, Montville, Medina County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +2. Charles A. Bunnell,   b. about 1793, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 December 1867, Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    +3. Horace Bunnell,   b. about 1795, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 November 1848, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
    +4. Ruth Ann Bunnell,   b. 8 February 1798, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1867, Roxbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +5. Clara Bunnell,   b. about 1800, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 April 1856, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Family ID F60677  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S312] Derby, CT, Vital Records.

    2. [S534] William R. Austin, (Heritage Books, 2007).


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